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Pleurisy Root (Asclepias tuberosa)

Definition: Traditionally used to treat any respiratory disorder, pleurisy root has the ability to expedite the removal of lung mucus. It is one of nature's best expectorants.

Applications: Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, tuberculosis, cough, sore throat, colds and tuberculosis.

Scientific Updates: Pleurisy root specifically targets the lungs and stimulates the removal of thick mucus. It helps to mitigate pain and inflammation typical of lung infections. The reputation of pleurisy root as an excellent therapeutic for lung ailments extends back for several centuries. Earlier in the century, it was considered the primary expectorant, acting on organs of respiration, powerfully promoting . . . expectoration.165 Pleurisy root opens up the lung capillaries, which action helps release any thick mucus . . . thinning it for easier discharge.

Complementary Agents: Sassafras, slippery elm, wild cherry bark, sage, thyme, saw palmetto, lemon grass, blessed thistle, mullein, fenugreek, capsicum, marshmallow, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, vitamin A, calcium/magnesium, bee pollen and acidophilus.

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